Arts & Culture, Music, Opinion

Eurovision: It’s not political, Ireland just sends terrible songs

2023 was no different to most Eurovision cycles here in Ireland; we said we’d learned from not qualifying last year, we picked a boring, generic song on a lacklustre Late Late Show special and our so-called ‘experts’ – who are completely out of touch with what the contest has become – claimed it was an incredible song that was sure …


Opinion, Politics

Opinion: If Sinn Féin abandon left-wing policies it will make the far-right stronger

As the prospect of a Sinn Féin led government forming in the near future becomes more realistic, pressure on the party grows. If Mary Lou McDonald becomes the next Taoiseach – as polls indicate she will – she’s going to be faced with an endless number of challenges to overcome. McDonald and the other front bench TDs give the impression …


Pandemic’s Not to Blame for New Year’s Resolutions Failing

New Year’s resolutions are like double-edged swords. They prey on procrastinators’ nightmares, cause imposter syndrome in perfectionists, and wreak havoc on those who are complacent about their own inadequacies. However, they also offer us a chance of redemption, an opportunity to become better, stronger, and healthier. After two years of the coronavirus pandemic, it seems that the Western tradition of …


A Guide to Self-Care

self-care /sɛlfˈkɛː/ noun the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health. Self-care looks different for everyone, but there is one common practice we can implement into our daily lives that will ensure we can go forward with a more positive sense of well-being. Self-care is often easier said than done. When we get caught up on …